Eton, Berkshire

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OS grid reference SU965775
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WINDSOR
Postcode district SL4
Dialling code 01753
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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Eton is a town in Berkshire, England, lying on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor and connected to it by Windsor Bridge. It was transferred from Buckinghamshire to Berkshire in 1974. Since 1998 it has been part of the unitary authority of Windsor and Maidenhead.

The town is best known as the location of Eton College, a famous public school.

Eton High Street from Windsor Bridge

Origin of the Name

Aerial view of Eton
Aerial view of Windsor and Eton

The name 'Eton' derives from Old English Ēa-tūn, = River-Town, i.e. Town on the River Thames.


Eton is the birthplace of George E. Davis, founding father of Chemical Engineering.

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